About

Taking risks, working hard and having fun

Where We Started

The year is 1995. Not your average college apartment. A lightning bolt that started a fire (metaphorically, of course) as a screen-printing and embroidery company. The rest is a mesh of truly significant and, well, somewhat arbitrary events.

Racing Ahead

We drove Chryslers, Nissans and Fords, but when Tony Stewart’s NASCAR team showed up in high gear, we helped them steer their online sales, marketing and advertising engagements.

The World Wide Web

We added web design & development to our services, building the foundation for our future with a bourgeoning UI/UX team.

What Makes Brands Tick

As we started to take shape, we expanded our service offerings with branding and advertising.

In the Fast Lane

Our web development expertise led us to help Joe Gibbs Racing become the web powerhouse that matched their prowess on the track.

Listening to the Pulse in Healthcare

Methodist Health Foundation (IU Health) became a client, and we're still partnering with them to this day.

In Good Company

We moved to Indianapolis and incorporated to become TrendyMinds, Inc.

Home Sweet Home (For Now)

We set up our office in a carriage house in the Herron-Morton Place neighborhood of Indianapolis. Our first full medical client, OrthoIndy, signed on as a client, and we helped them with print, branding and advertising.

A New Home in Douglas Pointe Lofts

Not just any old place would suffice as we really started to grow. We made our new home in Douglas Pointe Lofts to make space for new team members.

In the Market for Video

We added video production to our services and worked with our first video client: our friend and neighbor, Goose the Market. To this day, we head to Goose the Market during the summer to buy food to grill on Meat Mondays. 

Reaching New Audiences

We further expanded our services to include public relations and social media.

Attending the State of the Union Address

To highlight the achievements of successful entrepreneurs, President and Mrs. Obama invited Trevor Yager to represent TrendyMinds, along with 23 other U.S. citizens resembling various facets of America. 

A Dose of a New Industry

We began working with Eli Lilly & Company, another hometown staple.

Another Day, Another Office

As new opportunities sprouted up, so to did our team. Outgrowing our Fall Creek Place space, we packed up our things and settled in downtown Indianapolis on Mass Ave. as we began renovations on our new home, just five blocks east of the Circle.

Singing Along With Anthem

We began helping Anthem with their marketing needs.

Home Sweet Home (Again)

We moved into 531 E. Market St. after a substantial renovation that included office space for 35, a full kitchen, a bar and a rooftop terrace.

Branching Out

We increased our client list yet again, heading into 2012 with Harrison College and Salesforce.

Keep 'em Coming

We relished the opportunity to support our hometown when City of Indianapolis knocked on our door, and we also started working with Liberty Mutual.

Claiming Our Spot on INC 500

We love to finish first, but 247th place on the INC 500 list of America's fastest-growing companies was a huge win.

Déjà Vu

We ranked on the INC 5000 list for the second time.

Ranking on the Indiana 100 Fastest-Growing Companies

Like we said, we love to finish first, but hitting #2 on the Indianapolis Business Journal's list of Indiana's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies was music to our ears.

Three-peat

Our third time on the expanded INC 5000 list was something special, a reminder to keep innovating and thinking ahead to serve our clients better than ever before. 

Taking Flight With Our Clients

We began helping Indianapolis Airport Authority maintain their status as the best airport in the nation. We also added Project Lead The Way, an innovator in education, as a client.

Heading to the Rockies

Our first expansion to a location outside of our hometown, the Denver office marked the next big step in our promise to spur client success—wherever they are.

Four-peat

TrendyMinds ranked on the INC 5000 list for the fourth consecutive year. Next stop: number five.

Our Culture

Endeavoring to learn how to be the best at what we do in each and every dedicated journey pushes us to think ahead. To constantly adapt and deliver within each of our service lines, we collaborate, always focusing on building and maintaining thoughtful relationships with our clients—so they can do the same with theirs.

Aaron Bushnell

Aaron Bushnell

VP, Development

Abigail Balbach

Abigail Balbach

Digital Content Specialist

Adam Ennis

Adam Ennis

Operations Director

Andrew Cruez

Andrew Cruez

Research & Data Specialist

Angeline Tran

Angeline Tran

Web Developer

Brian Puffer

Brian Puffer

Client Service Director

Brittany Yancey

Brittany Yancey

Digital Experience Director

Cam Way

Cam Way

Web Developer

Catherine Stiver

Catherine Stiver

Sr. VP, Marketing Strategy

Darin Larimore

Darin Larimore

Jr. Web Developer

David Ortiz

David Ortiz

Web Developer

Ethan Thomas

Ethan Thomas

Client Service Specialist

Jeff Hetland

Jeff Hetland

Client Service Specialist

Jeremy King

Jeremy King

Sr. VP, Client Partnerships

Jess Bradway

Jess Bradway

Jr. Designer

Jon Immel

Jon Immel

Sr. VP, Digital Strategy

Kelly Bleck

Kelly Bleck

Web Developer

Kristina Bender

Kristina Bender

Digital Experience Specialist

Lori Ludwig

Lori Ludwig

Designer

Mitch Barnhill

Mitch Barnhill

Digital Marketing Specialist

Morgan Tiemann

Morgan Tiemann

Client Service Director

Nick Pasotti

Nick Pasotti

Creative Director

Reese Henderson

Reese Henderson

Digital Experience Specialist

Rob Kaczanowski

Rob Kaczanowski

Email Marketing Specialist

Seth Benson

Seth Benson

VP, UI/UX Design

Shane Howell

Shane Howell

Web Developer

Spencer Dell

Spencer Dell

VP, Marketing Services

Suzanne McGill

Suzanne McGill

Design Director

Trena Trowbridge

Trena Trowbridge

Office Manager

Trevor Yager

Trevor Yager

President & CEO

Tyler Murray

Tyler Murray

Sr. VP & COO

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Andy Choka

Andy Choka

Director of Photography

Jason Drake

Jason Drake

Executive Producer

Jeremy Albert

Jeremy Albert

Motion Designer

Justin Zurawski

Justin Zurawski

Associate Motion Designer

Kurtis Bowersock

Kurtis Bowersock

Director

Matt McMahon

Matt McMahon

Director

Ryder Harman

Ryder Harman

Film Production Specialist

Zac Cooper

Zac Cooper

Director

Indianapolis

317.926.1727
531 East Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Right downtown.

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Denver, CO 80202

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